Title

TRANSIT ENERGY STRATEGY PLANNING: SERVICE SUPPLY ADJUSTMENTS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1984

Subject Area

planning - route design, land use - planning, organisation - management, mode - bus

Keywords

Travel changes, Routes, Route analysis, Ridership, Patronage (Transit ridership), Operations research, Operational research, Motor bus transportation, Management, Intracity bus transportation, Intercity bus transportation, Fuel resources, Fuel consumption, Fuel conservation, Energy utilization, Energy resources, Energy reserves, Energy crisis, Energy consumption, Energy conservation, Bus transportation, Bus transit, Bus services, Bus routes

Abstract

The Institute of Transportation Engineers, through the direction of the Energy Coordinating Committee (ECC) has established several efforts to review and coordinate activities relating to energy utilization in the transportation sector. A general objective has been to inform members of the potential of selected programs so the members may be leaders in developing the most feasible energy conservation strategies for cities, states, and private entities. Committee 6Y-25 focused on the development, implementation, and effectiveness of transit vehicle-supply strategies in energy conservation programs for fixed-route bus systems. Both physical expansion and operational strategies that can be implemented in the short term are discussed. The appropriateness of the alternatives is correlated to the severity of an energy shortage. The report provides some average parameters to help the engineer/planner assess potential ridership and fuel savings.